With over 15 years of experience, The Southern Letterpress is dedicated to the art and craft of letterpress printing and typography. We offer a range of letterpress printing and design services.  Contact us for a personalized quote!


Why Letterpress?

IMG_0285The quality of exquisite, handmade letterpress products is vital to us and our clients. We believe in the power of finely crafted paper products. As a small studio, we have the ability to work closely with our clients to create prints with personality and lasting significance.

Our cards, stationery, hand-crafted and custom prints are used as art and affirmation. Our cards are tacked to walls, placed in frames, hung on bulletin boards, and savored by recipients for years.




We love to work with couples to design and print their wedding suites. We specialize in botanical-inspired designs, but can design and print based on your inspiration and interests. Ask about our print-your-own, an opportunity to experience letterpress printing!


Letterpress products

The Southern Letterpress has an exclusive line of greeting cards, posters and stationery items for sale at retail locations around the South and at our etsy site.


Classes and Workshops

We educate about the craft and history of letterpress printing through public events and workshops. The Southern Letterpress also teaches college-level classes in our studio through Tulane University’s Digital Design program.


Who we are

Jessica Peterson is the printer and designer at The Southern Letterpress. Originally from Rochester, New York, she moved to Alabama in 2006 to earn an MFA from the University of Alabama’s Book Arts Program. She established The Southern Letterpress in 2012 in Columbus, Mississippi, with the mission to bring letterpress printing resources and education to her local community. The Southern Letterpress is now located in New Orleans, Louisiana in the building shared by Paper Machine.